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Careers In Construction Month

October is #CareersInConstructionMonth where Associated Builders & Contractors will be raising awareness of the opportunities in the construction industry and inspire the next generation of craft professionals.

Some might ask "why do we need to raise awareness about construction careers?"

This article from the Toronto Sun (2.5 minute read) covers it pretty well.

"Throughout high school, university and into my career as a teacher, I have seen the skilled trade career option overtly and covertly shunned as the place where “dummies” and “failures” end up. But today, the hourly rate I am required to pay the qualified, 20-something plumber, electrician or mechanic suggests these alleged “dummies” and “failures” are hardly failures on the road to poverty."

Elisa Fox